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Mar23

Fort Dunree & Museum

Fort Dunree & Museum

Fort Dunree: History, Walks, Wildlife. The best views in Inishowen and a great day out for all the family.
The Fort Dunree heritage museum complex was originally opened to the public in 1986, and has provided interest for tourists of all ages ever since. It has also been a source of great pleasure and reminiscence for those of a military background, whether having served at the post or just involved in military history.

A visit to Fort Dunree will include a video film presentation in the audio-visual theatre, access to museum displays which fully demonstrate life at Fort Dunree, showing its vital role in coastal defence and neutrality protection; and a complete expose of coastal artillery. The underground bunkers house a collection of artefacts giving meaning and insight into the operation of this excellent relic of military history. In its natural spectacular setting, Fort Dunree is rich in wildlife, some of it unique to the area. This is further explained in the museum, and admirably supported by a beautiful wildlife exhibition with sea life and bird life displays.

Fort Dunree has recently undergone extensive refurbishment with the development of a network of walking paths with views that would be hard to match anywhere. A series of sign posted footpaths allow the visitor to explore at their own pace. Detailed information boards, shelters, picnic tables and benches all help to create a memorable experience whether you are a first time or regular visitor. When finished walking you can now sit down and relax at our new waterfront cafeteria.